Eugene (KMTR) – A touring university choir is singing a sad tune after a recent visit to Eugene. Someone stole their money while they were performing for an audience at Cascade Presbyterian Church.
With a full house just down the hall, the thief, or thieves, broke in to a room where the choir members’ personal belongs were kept and rifled through their purses and wallets, taking all the cash available.
When the Women's Choir from California Baptist University finished their performance Wednesday night, they discovered $2,500 missing. The musical director says no credit cards or personal property was stolen—only cash.
“It’s a tragic thing,” said Jason Kyle Parker, a member of the church. “I mean, we're a church in the south part of the city, we've got great neighbors, we're in a great environment in the south part of Eugene and it’s just a tragic deal. Certainly not indicative of our neighborhood and the great people around there.”
Members from other area churches who attended the concert donated to the choir so they could keep touring.
So far, Eugene police have no suspects.